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Flowers at Dumbarton Oaks Estate, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Rain on West Broadway
Tatacoa Desert Cactus
A woman in the village of La Coyetera, Nicaragua
Haystack Rock
Hidden Lake
Power wash
The ladybugs encounter with the morning dew.
A Butterfly in Flight
The calm before the storm
Lonely Night Heron
Tomb of the Unknown overlooking DC--Memorial Day 2016
The Minnie Ha-Ha Steamboat on Lake George, NY
sequoia tree
Boats in Hoi An
Young boy holding onto his hat
Painted by Nature
Angostura
Captured while walking through Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown Washington, D.C.
Reynolds Mountain flanked by Hidden Lake
The huddle
Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone
Capuring the Perfect Shot of Crater Lake
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Tomb of the Unknown overlooking DC--Memorial Day 2016

So many men and women have given their lives so that the city in the background can retain its power and place in the world. I wanted to capture a perspective that shows the tomb "bigger" than the city itself, yet guarded by a lone protector, the two together remind me that the price of freedom is greater than the peace and power it bestows.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
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Date Taken: 05.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2016, 11:41 p.m.
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